Resource & Recovery Events

***Please Note: The following upcoming events are date and time specific; information may change and there is no guarantee that the agencies or organizations offering these events will still have services or resources available. The most current events and most updated resource information is best found by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211.  For people outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist**

Please consider checking with event providers to ensure event availability prior to attending. Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 many events have been canceled, postponed, or are being held virtually.

(Event 06/07-08/06)  Children’s Summer Meal Program-Chico Unified School District- Providing free to-go curbside meals for children during summer months. Meals distributed include both breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 years and younger. Meals will be served for free. No registration is required; just show up. Children must be present to receive a meal, but free meals are available to any child in the community age 18 years or younger regardless of the school they attend.

WHEN: Meals will be distributed Monday-Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm from June 7th through August 6th WHERE: Chapman Elementary, Citrus Elementary, Oak Bridge Academy (located on the Chico Mall), Marigold Elementary (ends June 25), Bidwell Junior High and Hooker Oak Park (lunch only)

Summer Feeding Flyer 2021

  • Chapman Elementary School, 1071 East 16th Street, Chico
  • Citrus Elementary School, 1350 Citrus Avenue, Chico 
  • Oakbridge Academy, 1163 E 7th St, Chico
  • Marigold Elementary2446 Marigold Ave, Chico
  • Bidwell Junior High School, 2376 North Avenue, Chico
  • Hooker Oak Park, 1950 E 20th St, Chico

For more information please visit: http://www.chicousd.org/Departments/Business-Services/Nutrition-Services/SUMMER-FEEDING-PROGRAM/index.html
or call: CUSD 530-891-3000 ext 20701 or 20702

(Event 06/07/2021-07/29/21) Summer Meal Program-Paradise Unified School District- Offering meals in a to-go format. Providing free to-go meals for children during the summer months. Meals distributed include both breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 years and younger. Meals will be served for free. No registration is required; just show up. Children must be present to receive a meal, but free meals are available to any child in the community ages 18 years or younger regardless of the school they attend. In addition, there will be a free meal distribution(Grab and go) for all children ages 18 and under on Thursdays. Please note: Paradise Ridge Elementary School and Pine Ridge Elementary School will not have distribution on Monday, July 5th.

  • 7-Day Meal Distribution Bags are distributed on Thursdays (June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29) from 9am-1pm at Pine Ridge Elementary School, 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia

Those who require special accommodations may call the Food Services Office at 530-872-6472 for more information. WHEN: Breakfast and lunch will be distributed Monday-Friday, Breakfast: 9:15am-9:45am, Lunch 12pm-1pm WHERE: Paradise Ridge Elementary School, 5657 Recreation Drive, Paradise & Pine Ridge Elementary School, 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia.

(Event 07/28) Bottled Water Distribution (for Glenn County Dry Wells ONLY) – Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services (OES), the Volunteers In Partnership with the Sheriff (VIPS), and the Orland Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)- Offering bottled water distribution events for Glenn County residents impacted by a dry well due to drought. There will be a limit of 10 cases per household. Residents must have completed a Glenn County Dry Well report in advance or complete one in person at the event. Glenn County Dry Well reports may be completed in advance online at, https://bit.ly/3AN57Ku or by calling the Glenn County Planning and Community Development Department at 530-934-6540. During the event, the Glenn County Sheriff’s office will have equipment available to complete the report. Reports can be completed within a few minutes. WHEN: Wednesday, July 28th from 4pm-6pm WHERE: Orland Fire Department, 810 5th St., Orland

(Event 08/02-10/04) Free Health Care Workshops for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Offered monthly-Anthem Blue Cross from Anthem Blue Cross and State Council on Developmental Disabilities- Free Health Workshops: 6-part series of workshops for adults with disabilities hosted by SCDD and Anthem Blue Cross. Virtual training. English/Spanish for registration information. WHEN:

WHERE: Online. See links above for registration

Weekly Events

(Mondays) Food Box Giveaways- Love Paradise (Paradise Adventist Church)

Offering a weekly distribution of food boxes that contain fresh produce as well as dairy, eggs, cheese and meat. Available Mondays from 10am-2pm or until supplies run out. Located at Paradise Adventist Church parking lot, 5720 Academy Drive. Drop-in during distribution hours. Boxes are first come, first served, while supplies last.

(Mondays) Paradise Community Guilds

 Meets every second and fourth Monday of the month to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Lotus Guide Center, 6268 Skyway, Paradise. Hours, every second Monday at 5:15PM for a potluck, with a presentation at 6pm. Business meetings begin at 7pm. On fourth Mondays at 5PM, Paradise Community Guilds will be presenting their new film series, “Conscientious Projector.” The public is invited to both events. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center- “Soul Sessions”

Every Tuesday from 3pm – 4pm, the KOYO Media Project will be hosting a discussion on how events going on in the world affect the African American communities. Join on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/aafcc.oroville/

(Tuesdays) African American Family & Cultural Center “Creature Creation Sessions”

Creature Creation Sessions with Taz Yamaguchi is an art program that will teach participants ages 10-18 how to paint, draw and create their own artwork. This program will be every Tuesday beginning Oct. 6th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm via Zoom and is supported by the Butte County Office of Education’s Teaching Artists in the Schools program with a grant from the Sierra Health Foundation. To reserve a spot, call AAFCC at 530-532-1205.

(Wednesdays 06-16/21-08/04/2021) Paradise Chamber-Party In The Park

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Town of Paradise, is proud to host a weekly summer celebration of community and commerce. Party in the Park will be weekly on Wednesday beginning June 16th through August 4th. Located in the historic heart of Paradise, Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a convergence of families, community members, and commerce that reinforces neighborhood bonds as we gather in our hometown. This 8-week event features produce, craft, commercial and non-profit vendors, live bands, and intermission acts featuring dance, youth groups and demonstrations. For more information and to see the live music schedule please visit: paradisechamber.com/party-in-the-park Located at: 5570 Black Olive Drive, Paradise. Wednesdays from 5:30pm-8:15pm. 

(Thursdays) Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner

Offering a free dinner to the ridge community Thursday nights from 5:30pm-6:30 pm. Dinner may be picked up at the North Side Drive Thru. The Paradise Alliance church community dinner is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church office is temporarily closed, questions can be directed via email to: churchoffice@paradisecma.org

(Thursdays) Downtown Chico Business Association- Chico Farmers Market 

Offers seasonal Thursday night farmers Market and street festival in downtown Chico.  Farm-fresh produce, food, artisans, live entertainment, jump houses, and special children’s activities.  CalFresh recipients can use tokens for designated food produce vendors; first exchange EBT food stamp dollars for tokens at booth at 3rd Street and Broadway.  Tokens are not interchangeable between other farmer’s markets. Thursdays, from 6pm-9pm, On Broadway from 2nd to 5th street, downtown Chico.  For more information please call:  530-345-6500. Or visit: https://www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm Every Thursday night, beginning Thursday, May 6th through Thursday, September 16th. 

(Thursdays & Fridays) Family Summerfest (Creative Arts, Media)- Paradise Alliance Church 

Paradise Alliance Church is  offering free Family Summerfest every Thursday and Friday evening starting at 5:30 pm throughout the summer (beginning Thursday, June 17th).  Family Summerfest will feature free events and food. Current Covid Guidelines apply. Take out or dine in dinner and activity. The Family Summerfest series will run from Thursday, June 17th through Friday, August 27th. Located at Paradise Alliance Church, 6451 Clark Road, Paradise. For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2UgBOPO or call Time Bolin: 530-877-7069 ext. 234

Family Summerfest Schedule is as follows: 

  • Thursday, June 17th -Dinner & Tie Dye
  • Friday, June 25th – Outdoor Movie Night “The Croods A New Age”
  • Thursday, July 1st – Dinner & Dessert Friday
  • Friday,  July 9th-Outdoor Friday Movie Night – “Willy Wonka The Chocolate Factory” (original)
  • Thursday, July 15th -Dinner – Chalk Art Friday
  • Friday, July 23rd – Outdoor Movie Night – “The Greatest Showman”
  • Thursday, July 29th – Family Sport Night
  • Thursday, August 5th – Dinner -End of Summer Fair
  • Friday, August 13th -Outdoor Friday Movie – “Remember The Titans”
  • Thursday, August 19th – Dinner and Water Night
  • Friday, August 27th – Outdoor Friday Night Movie – “Wreck It Ralph”

(Fridays) Concert in the Park Series- Feather River Recreation & Park District

Feather River Recreation & Parks District is hosting their 15th annual Concerts in the Park series. The Concert in the Park Series offers a way for family and friends to gather in local parks to enjoy live music performed by bands. Every Friday evening (beginning Friday, June 18th) from 6:30pm to 8pm at Riverbend Park in Oroville. Local vendors and food trucks will be available from 4pm-8pm on concert nights. This year’s series will run from Friday, June 18th through Friday, August 13th. Located at River Bend Park, 60 Montgomery Street, Oroville. For more information, please visit online here: www.frrpd.com/concerts-in-the-park